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  • 1 Barber's Mausoleum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    TN - Kairouan

    Incorrectly known as the "Barber's Mosque", this mausoleum is in fact a zaouïa housing the tomb of Abu Dhama. This companion of Mohammed was nicknamed Sidi Sahab ("carrier of three hairs") as he was said always to carry with him h..

  • 2 Great Mosque of Kairouan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    TN - Kairouan

    Huge ochre-coloured walls surround the Great Mosque, which was built in the 7C and is considered to be one of the oldest in the Maghreb. Its large courtyard is surrounded by a beautiful colonnaded arcade. The three-storey minaret stands in one corner..

  • 3 Aghlabid Basin

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    TN - Kairouan

    The 9C Aghlabid Basin is a huge 5m-deep pool with 64 sides. Built to provide the city with water, this 55m3 basin was supplied by a 36km aqueduct which carried water down from the mountains. Once home to 250 000 inhabitants (the population today is 1..

  • 4 Mosque of the Three Doors

    Religious buildings

    TN - Kairouan

    Situated at the exit to the souk, the Mosque of the Three Doors or Khayrun Mosque is one of the oldest monuments in Kairouan, dating from 866. The mosque has been remodelled on a number of occasions, but its façade has retained some of its 9C feature..

  • 5 Zaouïa of Sidi Abid el-Ghariani

    Religious buildings

    TN - Kairouan

    The zaouïa of Sidi Abid el-Ghariani, which dates from the 14C, is particularly striking for its wooden ceiling and finely carved stuccowork.

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